Young Writer’s Poetry Games Writing Competition

The English Department are pleased to announce that a range of students from Years 7 – 11 that entered the Young Writer’s Poetry Games Writing competition have had their poems published.

These talented writers have taken it upon themselves to write about various topics ranging from underlying issues within the community to comedic and joyful poems.

KHS held a ceremony to commemorate the students’ hard work with hot chocolate, croissants and a spoken word poetry session.

These poems are a true testament to the raw talent, passion and dedication we have to writing at Kingsbury High School. We with them all the success for the future.

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The Village School’s New Toys

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Following our very successful Christmas Fair held at Kingsbury High School in December 2014 during the lunch hour in our Lower School Library, the money raised – £250.00, has been used by Charmaine Bourton, The Village School’s (TVS) librarian to buy some new toys for TVS students.

Charmaine told us “I am putting the toys out gradually, so they are having a treat a week! Our students are all enjoying their new toys and say a big thank you to everyone who helped raise the money.”

Festive Mini Fair

The Kingsbury High School Library’s fourth, Annual, Mini Fair was well attended by the lower school students and members of staff, who enjoyed the festivities by taking a chance on the ‘Lucky Dip’, buying Raffle tickets – ‘oohing’ and ‘aahing’ when they lost or won a prize, buying bargain books and confectionery and supporting the Year 8s in their wonderful efforts to raise funds for the ‘St Luke’s Hospice’ Charity.

We raised over £100 in the lunch hour, the money is going to be used to buy books especially requested by students and a donation was also made to support the Year 8s work for St. Luke’s.

[text by Jo; Photography by Steve]

World Book Day 2012 – Lose Yourself in a Book

Kingsbury High School (KHS) have commissioned fourteen posters featuring members of staff hidden behind famous characters on book covers with the heading ‘Lose Yourself in a Book’. This is the third year the school has produced a set of highly acclaimed posters to promote literacy and the love of books. The poster campaign, designed and created by Kingsbury High School’s Library and its own Creative Team, was launched on World Book Day 2012 and is part of a wider campaign to promote reading within the school and in the local community.

Josephine Woods, KHS Library Manager, said “Not only is it a great way for the students to get to know members of staff they wouldn’t normally meet, but also those who would not dream of walking into the library are coming in and taking books out – in these days of declining literacy levels and book reading in general you must agree – this is a good thing.”

To reach out to the community and to show support for local libraries, Kingsbury High School have given a set of the posters for display at Kingsbury Library Plus, Kingsbury Road.

Wendy Levingstone, Manager at Kingsbury Library Plus, was happy to put up the posters in this busy location and said “They really are great and look fantastic on our display boards – children from Kingsbury High School have been looking at the pictures and trying to guess who is behind each book”.

Within the school, there was a competition for students to guess the identity of the well disguised members of staff in the posters.